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Heat Wave: How to save power, protect pets, conserve water and cool off

Forecasters warn of excessive heat and extreme fire danger this weekend.

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Sunday, as of Friday noon.

A Red Flag Warning - a notice than any new fires could spread rapidly - is in effect through Sunday at 11 a.m., as of Friday noon.

Heat Illness | Pets | Save Energy | Conserve Water | Protect Trees | Cool Off | Water Safety

Police track stolen pickup with boy's cellphone; suspect faces kidnapping charge

Police track stolen pickup with boy's cellphone; suspect faces kidnapping charge »Play Video
Emergency crews treat 56-year-old Kenneth Robinette, who is suspected of stealing a pickup from Fairview while an 11-year-old boy was still inside the truck.

A man is facing a kidnapping charge after police say he stole a pickup from Fairview on Friday morning while an 11-year-old boy was still inside the vehicle.

Pedestrian hit by gunfire near intersection of I-5 and I-90

Pedestrian hit by gunfire near intersection of I-5 and I-90
Troopers search the area around the intersection with guns drawn. June 26, 2015.
A man was shot late Friday morning while walking near the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 90 in Seattle, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Sheriff: Divers find body in Oregon Coast lake

Sheriff: Divers find body in Oregon Coast lake
Woahink Lake (photo courtesy Oregon State Parks).

Five juveniles were swimming on the east side of Woahink Lake when a member of their group went underwater and didn't resurface Thursday around 6 p.m., the sheriff's office said. Divers found a body Friday morning.

Mother of drowning victim wants phone service at swimming hole

Mother of drowning victim wants phone service at swimming hole »Play Video
Donovan and Kari Wallace, parents of Blayk, speak about their son, who died at Salmon Falls Monday.

His father made the wooden board himself and covered it with pictures of his son from childhood -- a graduation gift meant to mark the good times. Now it's a somber reminder of what Kari and Donovan Wallace have lost.

Police arrest son on murder charges; bodies found in freezer

Police arrest son on murder charges; bodies found in freezer »Play Video
Jeremy Ringquist

The 38-year-old man found injured and bleeding in a house Tuesday night along with two bodies in a freezer face accusations he murdered his parents, Springfield Police said.

'You can sit and watch the beer grow'

'You can sit and watch the beer grow' »Play Video
Cheryl Gillson of Rogue Farms near Salem describes how fast hops grow during peak growing season: About 12 inches a day.

If there's one thing that isn't bothered by the toasty sun and possible record-setting high temperatures on the way, it's the Pacific Northwest's famous hops.

Photos: Colors soar at Tigard's Festival of Balloons

Photos: Colors soar at Tigard's Festival of Balloons
The annual Festival of Balloons took off in Tigard on Friday. Along with the dozens of hot air balloons, folks on the ground can enjoy food, drinks, carnival rides and live music. The event runs through Sunday; admission is $7 for adults and children 6 and under are free. "The field is filling up! Couldn't ask for a better morning for hot air balloons" - @HannahONews

The annual Festival of Balloons took off in Tigard on Friday, June 26. The continues through the weekend with fun for those in the air and on the ground.